Friday, December 21, 2018

House Passes Stopgap Bill With $5B in Funding for Border Wall ... Now on to the Senate

The House passed a stopgap government funding measure Thursday night in a 217-185 vote that includes $5.7 billion for President Trump’s wall on the Mexican border and additional security — raising the odds that a shutdown will begin Friday at midnight.
Passage of the measure over united Democratic opposition passes the hot potato to the Senate, which is set to consider the bill Friday. The bill is not expected to pass the Senate, where Democrats have rejected money for Trump’s wall.
Eight Republicans voted against the bill, which was approved by the House a day after the Senate approved a similar measure that also funds the government through Feb. 8 but does not include the money for Trump's wall. That bill was approved by voice vote.
“The bill that’s on the floor of the House, everyone knows, will not pass the Senate,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said moments before the House approved the measure.
Pressed on the odds of a government shutdown after the House vote, senior appropriator Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told reporters: “They are certainly higher than they were this morning.”
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Anonymous said...

Listen, Trumpkins. He is a sociopathic ignoramus with no plan but his own needy ego, and the sooner you accept it, the less danger we are all in.

Congress needs to pass a CR, and dare Trump to veto it. Then overrule and lets get on with life. Trump is toast, and GOP leaders now have no excuse to keep propping him up. He is a danger to us, and to the world. This week, he signed a death warrant to the brave people/allies who have been working with us. If he doesn't reverse course, blood will pour.

He should be impeached for that alone.


Anonymous said...

Hey geniuses. What is the plan? Congress has adjourned til after Christmas.

Trump is an idiot with no plan. The wall was never going to happen. Nor should it.

Where do you go from stupid?

You guys need reassess life choices.